Free admission for all

Mark Memorial Day with art-making activities, gallery tours, music, and film. Performances throughout the day include an original presentation by high-school youth from Sociedad Latina’s Youth Music Ambassadors group, and a one-of-a-kind concert featuring local immigrant and refugee musicians from around the world sharing songs of freedom, family, and memory, presented in partnership with the Jewish Arts Collaborative. Catch a screening of the documentary film Orchestra of Exiles, the founding story of the Israeli Philharmonic.

Open house activities also include art making and gallery tours. Drop in on a range of hands-on art-making activities, tour the galleries with trained experts, and explore exhibitions: “Matisse in the Studio,” “Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross,” and “Botticelli and the Search for the Divine.”

Concert: A Day of Remembrance Blind or Low VisionAssistive Listening System
3–4 pm | Remis Auditorium
Free performance ticket required.

Please join us for a free concert featuring local immigrant and refugee musicians from around the world sharing songs of freedom, family, and memory, in honor of “Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross.” These photographs reveal the struggles and celebrations of everyday life in a community under incomprehensible circumstances. Presented in partnership with The Jewish Arts Collaborative.

Free performance ticket required. Limited availability: first come, first served. Performance tickets available at Remis Auditorium Box Office starting one hour before show times.

Additional Information

Access: The MFA is committed to accessibility for all visitors. For information, visit Access, email, or call 617-267-9300 or 617-369-3188 (TTY). Wheelchairs and walkers are available at all entrances, first come, first served.

Groups: We do not allow group visits during open house days given the large number of participants. We hope groups may opt to visit on another day to fully enjoy all the MFA has to offer. For more information, please follow these links: Adult and University Groups; School Group Visits; Nonprofit Agencies and Community Organizations.

Tickets: Tickets are required for free Museum admission, available at all ticket desks.

Audio description    Audio description
Sign Language Interpretation    ASL interpretation
Blind or Low Vision    Blind or low vision access
Assistive Listening System    Assistive listening device
Wheelchair Accessibility    All programs are wheelchair accessible.


Generously supported by MFA Associates/MFA Senior Associates.

Support for the screening of Orchestra of Exiles at the Memorial Day Open House provided by the Consulate General of Israel to New England.